The City Council approved a measure that will leave the community located 40 minutes north of Minneapolis without a contracted police force. The city stands to save $250,000 next year, but the Sheriff's Department will now only respond to issues of personal and public safety.
St. Michael standoff suspect charged, bail set at $10 million
A judge on Monday set the high bail due to "very significant concerns of public safety" regarding Brandon Gardas.
Crisp & Green opening 13th store in Twin Cities in July
The fast-casual salad and grains restaurant has exploded onto the food scene.
Twins to host post-game concert with country star at Target Field
Country singer Cole Swindell is expected to perform for up to 75 minutes after the conclusion of the Blue Jays-Twins contest.
Canton Restaurant closes after nearly 40 years in Burnsville
It's the end of an era in the Twin Cities restaurant world.
Luck strikes in Minnesota: lottery winners in Duluth, Grand Marais
The North Shore just so happened to be a lucky place to be this past weekend.
60-year-old woman arrested after firing shots inside Spicer home
SWAT evacuated nearby residents during the incident.
Florida Georgia Line booked to play at the Minnesota State Fair
The band is the second country music act to be booked this year.
Isolated severe weather in Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday
Definitely not a slam dunk either day, but the chance is there.
Foley becomes 1st Minnesota city to ditch deputies for security guards
The Foley city council voted to end their contract with the Benton County Sheriff's Department to save money. They'll pay nearly half as much to a private security company instead to safeguard the city.
Changes to Powerball game in 2012
Each ticket for the multi-state lottery will cost $2 starting January 15. Powerball lottery officials made the announcement this past summer. The starting jackpot will also double from $20 million to $40 million. Powerball is revamping some rules that will slightly improve the odds of winning.
Mystery solved: Pigeon drop was for race
It was an intriguing image – thousands of pigeons exploding from the back of a truck and circling the skies over Worthington. But who was releasing them and why? Now the Worthington Daily-Globe reveals: The Twin City Concourse pigeon racing club released nearly 1,500 pigeons on Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 at the Tru-Shine Truck Wash. It turns out Worthington is just a good drop point given its 150-mile distance from the Twin Cities.
Minnesota cities dropping out of municipal booze business
New competition and a decline in liquor profits has led 46 cities across the state to close city-run liquor stores since 1995. The Star Tribune reports more cities are also weighing whether it's time to join the growing list.
Charitable giving in Minnesota drops more than 9 percent
The Minnesota Council on Foundations says donations fell more than 9 percent last year. Individual donations saw the biggest decline at 11 percent.
Minn. foreclosures drop 15% in first half of 2012
Minnesota home foreclosures fell below 10,000 for the first time since 2007, according to a report published by the Minnesota Homeownership Center. The Pioneer Press reports there were 9,565 foreclosures statewide in the first six-months of 2012.
Developer plans $12 million hotel on Lake Minnetonka
The proposed 58-room Excelsior Hotel would be the only hotel on the lake and would include retail space and a restaurant. Excelsior's planning commission has approved the deal; the city council takes it up next week.
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